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06-15-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Waterfall from Pennsylvania
Lens: K 24mm F 2.8 Camera: K200D ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 3s 

Any comments on the technical and aesthetics of this image are appreciated. No PP as of yet. Did not record aperture - likely was f8 or f11.

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06-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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I think it's a great picture. The only downside is it has a green color cast. Obviously the trees are supposed to look like that but the water and some of the rocks are a little too green. This should be easy to fix in Photoshop. I wish I had waterfalls like that near my house.
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Deja vu !!! I was at this location last weekend and just finished PP the series. I'll post some later today. This can't be the only one you shot so let's see some of the others. Waterfalls are awesome.

Surprised you were only at F8 or 11 as I was at F22 on a tripod to get a nice slow shutter speed to get a good flow effect on the water. Were you shooting handheld? (Nope, I guess not with a 3 sec shutter speed, Duh on my part)

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06-16-2011, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hey Workingdog,

The day was overcast and I used a polarizer to cut some of the light, and a tripod. I actually did not get many photos of the different waterfalls....the family is too impatient!

Cheers

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Ricketts Glen is certainly a sight to see and should be on any waterfall shooters bucket list... But the hike will kill you... LOL

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Yea, the hike can get you. Last fall I was out with a group of college kids and one fell about 20ft. Broke bones in one foot and fibula in opposite leg....we carried him out in a basket. Overall, he (and I) were really lucky!
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Wow - thats a topper. Very creamy and dreamy....
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Carrying someone out of there would not be the least bit fun... no no no. Lucky it was just broken bones frankly. Lots of places on the trail where you could get honest to goodness killed.

Our family has property just outside of Bloomsburg so I hope to get back up there this summer.

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p.s. I neglected to say... NICE Photo!

p.p.s. The water is picking up the color of the leaf canopy and the rocks are very moss stained so it really is pretty close to the right color...

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This is an excellent picture. The color is probably accurate but you might experiment with reducing the green cast anyway, even if that make the image less realistic.

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Thanks for the comments, Paul.
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I agree, It's like as if you look through green air, if you know what I mean.

Of course I was not there when the shot was taken but in my mind's eye your shot does not look quite right as far as colour is concerned.

Enclosed here is what I would prefer. Hope your monitor is calibrated and renders colour the same way mine does.
The difference is not dramatic but certainly noticeable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by topher Quote
The day was overcast and... the family is too impatient!
I wonder if there's a relation...

Anyway, can I have a go too? guess it's OK. Overcast you say... maybe something around this would work better, maybe not...

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Schraubstock's version of PP would be my choice. I'm biased though because it's pretty much what my PP of this same scene looks like.

I think Manel's version is too brown to my eye.
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I think Manel's version is too brown to my eye.
Like I said, maybe you don't like it...(also, it's just a counterpoint, so to speak) that unnatural radioactive green doesn't feel friendly enough for me (leaves are not made of kryptonite, lol). Cheers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Manel Brand Quote
Like I said, maybe you don't like it...(also, it's just a counterpoint, so to speak) that unnatural radioactive green doesn't feel friendly enough for me (leaves are not made of kryptonite, lol). Cheers.
@ Manel, it's why we chocolate and vanilla ice cream or for that matter butter almond. Mmmmmmm, butter almond.
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